Karizma is a young Caribbean-American band playing Kompa and World Music. After surfacing with their breakthrough single “Ave’L M Rilax”, Karizma has quickly emerged as one of the louder voice of New York’s young influential Haitian American musicians. Karizma is an 8-piece modern konpa band, Haiti’s most popular musical genre. The band comprises of Emmery Etienne (vocals/songwriter), Jean Napoleon Jr. “Jay R” (guitar), Daniel Paul (keys/producer), Jodanny Petit Frere (keys/producer), Richard Augustin(bass), Louissaint Beliard (drums), Davidson Bastien (congas), and Blanchner Auguste (percussionist). Karizma issued their first single in Summer of 2010. On June 17, 2011, Karizma debuted to a sold-out audience at Area Lounge in Queens. The band continues to raise their stock with smart street marketing, and successful performances at venues throughout New York, including SOBS, Macy’s flagship store in Boston, Haiti, Montreal, and Paris.